2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Business Advanced Standing Requirement

To ensure students have the necessary tools to begin study in the selected major, the School of Business requires that students must meet certain requirements before enrolling in advanced coursework. Students who choose a comprehensive major must achieve advanced standing. Failure to achieve advanced standing will prohibit the student from graduating with a degree granted by Northwest’s School of Business.

To have achieved advanced standing, the student must:

1. Maintain at least a cumulative 2.00 GPA

2. Score at Level 1 or higher on all areas of the ETS Proficiency Profile

3. Earn at least a grade of “C” or better in each of the five courses listed below:

MATH 17114General Statistics


MATH 17118College Algebra


ACCT 51201Accounting I


ECON 52150Principles of Macroeconomics


ECON 52151Principles of Microeconomics


Total Credit Hours: 15

Students who have met this advanced standing requirement are official members of the School of Business and can pursue any major course of their choosing. Students who have not successfully achieved advanced standing prior to becoming an academic senior *(90 or more academic credit hours) will be prohibited from enrolling in any major course until they have achieved advanced standing.

*In exceptional cases, a student not meeting the “90-hour rule” may appeal to the School's advanced standing committee.